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This was a long time ago but I remember it like yesterday - though Dickey may not remember it at all. Or, possibly, it wasn't even actually Dickey, but this is my story and I hope it's true... The concert I did NOT go to: Allman Brothers, 1971, Fillmore East I picked up a guy hitchhiking @ the hwy 17 onramp when heading home to my Mt. View apartment from parent's house in San Jose, California. My hitchhiker was headed to San Francisco but didn't need to be there until the next day so I brought him to my apartment where he hung out with me and roommates Jan & Sally. He was looking through our albums and asked if we had heard of the Allman Brothers. We said no and he made no more mention of it. We let him sleep on the couch! We were very trusting in those days! The next morning on my way to work in Palo Alto, I dropped him off where he could get a ride to SF. I didnt ask why he was going there, just went on to work in my Fotomat booth. Listening to the radio at work, I heard ads for an Allman Bros. concert that night at the Fillmore East in San Francisco and it piqued my curiousity. After work I went into Banana Records -- in the same parking lot as my Fotomat kiosk, as I recall. I looked up Allman Bros. and found an album with my hitchhikers photo on it!!! I was so excited! I bought the album, of course, and tried to get someone to go to San Francisco with me for the concert but had no luck, unfortunately. I loved - and still love - the Allman Brother's band! I think/hope that was my minor brush with fame. Any chance Dickey might corroborate my story?
Just a huge thank you for some of the greatest music and guitar playing I have ever heard. And thanks to all the other fans for being fans with great taste. The music is as fresh today as it was back at where it all began. I was lucky to have lived in these musical times. Funny that we never met but I was your body guard in Cripple Creek 2005, I had your back on the way to the bus and some other bikers had the flank!
It's nice to be back, it's been a real carpet ride being able to see all man,betts and Oakley, the beat goes on! Hunting? Acoustic, get your sail out in the wind!!! Hope all is well! Merry Christmas!!!!
Hi , We all just wanted to say "Happy Birthday " Thank you for all the memories of seeing you live on stage singin and playin your butt off. 😃
Hi Dickey-My husband (who is the same age as you) and I were living in San Francisco in 1971 and saw you at the Fillmore. Since then you have always been my favorite. You and your son should play in San Diego area sometime. This is a really nice town and many of us would love to see and hear you and your band. Small and large venues here that I could recommend. Anyway, hope they have reduced or eliminate those 'blood thinners' and that you continue to recover and be active.
Dear Mr. Betts Wanted to tell you have a safe and happy Independence day to you and your family. Miss you.😃
Dear Mr. Betts, Thank you. Happy Fathers Day hope there is blue sky in your neck of the woods today Again thank you so much we all love you and prayers for you and your family this day.
Hi Mr. Betts, Really excited to hear that you took the stage with Devon and Duane at Macon on New Year's. What a thrill for the lucky folks that were there. Sure glad I was for your May concert. Hope you have had an amazing recovery and that this year is a great one for you. Really looking forward to Devon and Duane's upcoming album and tour. The road goes on forever for us old ramblin' men.
Right now it's looking like June of this year for a CD/DVD release.
It was announced several months ago that a DVD of the 7-21-18 concert at St. George Theatre would be available by the end of the year. I’m still waiting on its release. Any updates on when it will be available?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DICKEY ! From Lyon France via Cincinnati.
hey Dickey, we wish you all a happy birthday and for your new year of life only the best and most of all. Get well. Keep a stiff upper lip. Best regards from Westenholz bob
Hello Dickey, Hope your getting along well down there in the warm Florida Sunshine. Wondering if you have been to the ol HANKS SEABREEZE down on TREASURE ISLAND? Dont think its HANKS anymore. They used to have a great Jam session on Sunday nights there. I went to quite a few back in the day. Well Sunday Nov4th is my birthday and I'll be starting it off with coffee and cranking up IN MEMORY OF ELIZABETH REED. My all time favourite. Thanks again for the great music. A.P.
Happy healing, Dicky! Glad to hear that the surgery was a success. God bless you and your family, and thank you for the great music you have given us! Been watching and listening to the video of the ABB concert from the University of Florida from 1982...almost constantly! Great music, awesome guitar, and such classics from THE best guitarist! When you get healed up, I sure wish you could come to the AMP in Rogers, AR!
Hey Dicky, Get well soon and come on out to LA . We miss you!
Positive thoughts, good vibes, love and prayers for Dickey and family. Get well my friend!
Hiya, Dickey, both Me and Sam Cultler are hoping that things go ok well for you today. Its been a long trip since 68. Peace and love.
get well soon brother been a big fan since i saw you with great southern back in the mid 70's, praying for you and your family.
Betts Family- We are all praying for you through this difficult time. Words can't express how legendary your music truly is to many. I will never forget the countless shows at Saratoga Performing Arts Center over the years. Take time to recover. We expect to see you in Saratoga a few additional times throughout your career. God Bless The Bailo Family Saratoga Springs NY
Sorry to hear about your accident hope you get well soon Tommy